Surprised robbers strangle woman

2012-01-29 14:36

Johannesburg - An elderly woman was strangled to death in her Parkview, Johannesburg home after walking in on a house robbery, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

The woman, 65, returned from a nursery on Friday afternoon when she found the men in her house, lieutenant colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

"She was strangled with an electrical cord."

Police were contacted after her body was discovered at about 14:30. Dlamini said police were investigating and no arrests had been made.

  • Ian - 2012-01-29 14:42


  • phillip.havenga - 2012-01-29 14:46

    Bastards, death penalty.

  • Max - 2012-01-29 14:52

    So how do they know all this, story sounds a bit fabricated. Condolences to her family.

      Lemurian - 2012-01-29 20:24

      I agree. How in the world could they know what happened. I believe there is more to this story than is being told.

      quintona - 2012-01-30 07:06

      @Lemurian, don't be simple, there are many ways to deconstruct a crime. How do you think the family feels reading your comment?

  • an0nthinker - 2012-01-29 14:56

    Another senseless murder. When is SA gov going to realise that jail does not scare these animals? Its high time the death penalty gets put back on the table. Bring back proper jail time and justice. None of this on trial for 5yrs, out of jail in 5yrs.

      Thys - 2012-01-29 19:43

      That wont stop them, nor will it bring back the victims. What we need is something that will scare the excrement out of the criminals and prevent people from becoming victims. The biggest deterrent to crime has always been and always will be a public that is equipped and able to resist if they choose to do so.

      Ryan - 2012-01-30 07:33

      Unfortunately they have to be caught and sentenced before the jail-time even plays a part. And at the moment, the catch and convict rates are pretty dismal.

  • Anthony - 2012-01-29 15:16

    when one reads the news on sunday --do u not think that things are at an all time low---this is like living in hell

  • Tau Karabo Molete - 2012-01-29 17:28

    we shudnt b de ones judgin, leav ol of it in da capable had of our GOD almighty

      manningi1 - 2012-01-29 18:07

      God feels nothing

      Yar - 2012-01-29 18:33

      @Manningi Ask him when you meet him.

  • manningi1 - 2012-01-29 18:05

    There will be no arrests of course

  • Winsome - 2012-01-29 18:19

    The poor woman - she must have been so afraid. RIP

  • Schalk - 2012-01-29 18:47

    This happens because the ANC opened the borders to all the riffraf in the world to come into SA. I will bet IF they ever get caucht they will be from a neighbouring country...

      beegwatidzo - 2012-01-29 19:46

      Schalk you must be called choke, why do you dislike foreigners to that extend. How local are you, nonsense

      Schalk - 2012-01-30 07:47

      Read the news - every second murder suspect is a Zimbo or a Mozzi. Since the electric fence was switched off by your beloved ANC they are overrunning SA. By the way - I have documented proof that my family was in SA in 1686. What do you have? Your history is based on drunken campfire stories because your ancestors could not write...

  • Mel - 2012-01-29 21:08

    Primitives aarrghh.

  • miyo27 - 2012-01-29 23:38

    peugeot has lost another customer

      miyo27 - 2012-01-30 08:50

      at least 6 people own a peugeot...presumably all pensioners reading the mornings news with a marmite sandwich and cup of tea getting ready to go out and hold up the traffic

  • Cristina - 2012-01-30 06:45

    Sick bastards!!!!! why oh why, they need to kill?!! really why??..May her soul rest in peace.

  • Alexis2719 - 2012-01-30 07:30

    Surprised? How do you know that News24? How do you know they weren't waiting for her? Sorry but this reads more like judge and jury not intelligent accurate reporting. "Woman killed by robbers when she returned home"?

  • Michael Heath - 2012-01-30 07:49

    May our dear friend rest in peace. May her family find strength to carry on having to deal with this unthinkable tragedy.

  • margaret.mead1 - 2012-01-30 08:53

    How very sad. I guess this will just be classified as "a robbery gone wrong". But it cost this lady her life. What a terrible thing for her to deal with, and for her family and friends. My condolences. I hope they catch the perpetrators and treat them really rough, like they treated this lady.

  • Fredster - 2012-01-30 08:59

    What are you doing about this Mr President?

  • Ruth - 2012-01-30 09:30

    South Africa is not barbaric, it is certain people that live in it that are. Shame man and she had had such a lovely time in the nursery may her dear soul RIP.

  • Arthur - 2012-01-30 09:42

    Bring back the DEATH PENALTY...lets get rid of these callous mongrels

  • annie.kalahari - 2012-01-31 15:06

    Does this poor woman at least have a name?

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